Theory and practice - language education models in Africa: research, design, decision-making and outcomes

SOURCE: Optimising learning, education and publishing in Africa: the language factor: a review and analysis of theory and practice in mother-tongue and bilingual education in sub-Saharan Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2012
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Heugh
SOURCE EDITOR(S): A.Ouane, C.Glanz
KEYWORDS: AFRICA, LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION POLICY
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 7319

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Abstract

this chapter will show what the research tells us about different types of literacy and language education models which are used to implement language education policy. It will show a historical progression of emerging language education models used in Africa. The models will be analysed in terms of their design features and their potential outcomes. Finally, the chapter points the way toward improving the design and implementation of language models which can better serve children in the African continent and, by doing so, serve the interests of governments, economies and society at large.